24 December, 2008

Antarctica Christmas Eve

While most of us are enjoying the festive season with our friends and families, British Antarctic Survey science and support teams are enjoying the ultimate white Christmas at our research stations, on our ships and at deep-field study sites. December is the height of the summer field season and is the busiest times for BAS science and operations. The 24-hr daylight makes for ideal conditions for fieldwork and this is the time that our research ships an aircraft provide access to the world’s greatest natural laboratory. In spite of all the activity our teams will take a little time out on Christmas day to celebrate and think of home.